The Finest Hours 3D

The Finest Hours 3D

The Finest Hours 3D

Chris Pine (Star Trek), Holliday Grainger (Cinderella) and Ben Foster (Lone Survivor) lead this true disaster story about the 1952 Pendleton Rescue Mission, following the brave coast guards who journeyed out to save the remaining crewmen left on two oil tankers – wrecked and sinking.

2015Rating: PG117 minsUSA
AdventureThrillerTrue Story & Biography3DBlockbuster
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A perfectly entertaining, sometimes quite well-crafted disaster drama that nonetheless retreats from the memory almost as soon as the credits roll.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Never departs from a tried-and-true formula, but that's one of its quaint charms.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This unpretentious drama knows its way.

3.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Before scoffers scoff, realize that this tale of nautical derring-do has several things going for it to counteract the inherent obviousness of the material.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The pieces don’t fuse so much as fit together, and much of the action feels instructive rather than immersive.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

An intermittently affecting, sanded-edge adventure that feels as if it trundled off the studio production line back when Eisenhower was in office.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A strong cast and impressive action sequences can't find subtleties or surprises to enliven a rote period disaster movie. It hits the right points, but mechanically.

2.0
0

I enjoyed this movie. It has a number of stories on a few major characters and how they come together. The fact that this movie is based on a real-life rescue paints pretty amazing story. I liked the old photos of the real people at the end with the credits.

4.0
0

I agree with one of the reviewer that the love story part is really unnecessary. I know it's something Hollywood does to appeal to the chicks but I am a woman and I found it cringy. The movie could just skim over the dating etc and say he's engaged. A little more background on Bernie's experience at sea would be good too so we can understand why he made the...

3.0
0

Overall a good true story movie, good acting and story line that kept me eagerly awaiting the suspense of the rescue

3.0
0

An engrossing rescue story that is unfortunately distracted by the eye fluttering romance between Pine and Grainger's characters. First 3D film in years and didn't feel as though it added anything to the story. Thanks for the free screening Flicks, but in future perhaps survey the winners of such screenings to ask them if they like to continually and...

3.0
0

The water scenes were generally very well done and there were a number of impressive and exciting sequences. In my opinion though, the love story was completely unnecessary and I cringed through most of the first half hour. Chris Pine did the best he could with the clunky dialogue but Holliday Grainger over-did the 'plucky' 1950s broad schtick.

2.0
0

True-story, family-blockbusters about sea and storm disasters have been overdone, but I liked how it was a period piece. Not my sort of movie, but lost people would probably find it OK. Also, 3D ship and wild ocean action was pretty cool.

2.0
0

In the same mould as movies like Everest (2015) and Captain Phillips (2013), The Finest Hours is another movie based on true events. The nature of the events is so extraordinary that the dramatisation of it is very solid and gripping till the last despite some lagging in the second act. Chris Pine and Casey Affleck turn in very good performances as two...

3.0
0

The first 1/2 hour is really slow and to enhance the 3D effect they (annoyingly) change the focus to whoever is talking. But when it does get to the rescue the film picks up considerably.

3.0
0

An interesting period piece. I particularly enjoyed watching the engineering marvels as they tried to keep the tanker afloat long enough to be rescued. The romance was a bit superfluous though.

3.0
0

i really enjoyed this movie,i was on the edge of my seat all the way through it... the main actors were really good especially chris,casey and holiday...... i would give it 5 out of 5 stars i've already said to a couple of my friends that i think they would enjoy as well

0
Variety

Variety

press

A perfectly entertaining, sometimes quite well-crafted disaster drama that nonetheless retreats from the memory almost as soon as the credits roll.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Never departs from a tried-and-true formula, but that's one of its quaint charms.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This unpretentious drama knows its way.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Before scoffers scoff, realize that this tale of nautical derring-do has several things going for it to counteract the inherent obviousness of the material.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The pieces don’t fuse so much as fit together, and much of the action feels instructive rather than immersive.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

An intermittently affecting, sanded-edge adventure that feels as if it trundled off the studio production line back when Eisenhower was in office.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A strong cast and impressive action sequences can't find subtleties or surprises to enliven a rote period disaster movie. It hits the right points, but mechanically.

2.0
0

I enjoyed this movie. It has a number of stories on a few major characters and how they come together. The fact that this movie is based on a real-life rescue paints pretty amazing story. I liked the old photos of the real people at the end with the credits.

4.0
0

I agree with one of the reviewer that the love story part is really unnecessary. I know it's something Hollywood does to appeal to the chicks but I am a woman and I found it cringy. The movie could just skim over the dating etc and say he's engaged. A little more background on Bernie's experience at sea would be good too so we can understand why he made...

3.0
0

Overall a good true story movie, good acting and story line that kept me eagerly awaiting the suspense of the rescue

3.0
0

An engrossing rescue story that is unfortunately distracted by the eye fluttering romance between Pine and Grainger's characters. First 3D film in years and didn't feel as though it added anything to the story. Thanks for the free screening Flicks, but in future perhaps survey the winners of such screenings to ask them if they like to continually and...

3.0
0

The water scenes were generally very well done and there were a number of impressive and exciting sequences. In my opinion though, the love story was completely unnecessary and I cringed through most of the first half hour. Chris Pine did the best he could with the clunky dialogue but Holliday Grainger over-did the 'plucky' 1950s broad schtick.

2.0
0

True-story, family-blockbusters about sea and storm disasters have been overdone, but I liked how it was a period piece. Not my sort of movie, but lost people would probably find it OK. Also, 3D ship and wild ocean action was pretty cool.

2.0
0

In the same mould as movies like Everest (2015) and Captain Phillips (2013), The Finest Hours is another movie based on true events. The nature of the events is so extraordinary that the dramatisation of it is very solid and gripping till the last despite some lagging in the second act. Chris Pine and Casey Affleck turn in very good performances as two...

3.0
0

The first 1/2 hour is really slow and to enhance the 3D effect they (annoyingly) change the focus to whoever is talking. But when it does get to the rescue the film picks up considerably.

3.0
0

An interesting period piece. I particularly enjoyed watching the engineering marvels as they tried to keep the tanker afloat long enough to be rescued. The romance was a bit superfluous though.

3.0
0

i really enjoyed this movie,i was on the edge of my seat all the way through it... the main actors were really good especially chris,casey and holiday...... i would give it 5 out of 5 stars i've already said to a couple of my friends that i think they would enjoy as well

0